There are 2.4 million more unemployed people in the US

Over the past week, the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits increased by 2.44 million.

This is evidenced by the official weekly report of the US Department of labor, published on Thursday, May 21.

According to the Agency, the number of applications for unemployment benefits under state programs amounted to 2.44 million for the period from May 10 to May 16.

The indicator of the previous week was also revised, which, according to updated data, amounted to 2.69 million people – almost 300 thousand more than previously reported.

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